Have you ever shown up for a 10 o'clock meeting at 10 o'clock and found that no one else showed up until 10:15 or 10:30? It may be that you're working with people from a culture where deadlines are seen differently. In some cultures, meeting a deadline may be seen as less important than nurturing a relationship or encouraging creativity.
Harvard Business Review editor Curt Nickisch has some tips for Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson on how to manage deadlines when working across cultures.
Read a recent article on Harvard Business Review, "Different Cultures See Deadlines Differently" by Bhaskar Pant.
This segment aired on May 24, 2016.